Newcastle United under-21 coach Peter Beardsley says he cannot believe the bad luck with injury that defender Curtis Good has suffered in his career.
The 23-year-old signed for Newcastle back in 2012, but has barely cracked the first team.
He made his return last night for the under-21s after a few weeks out injured, although the result left a lot to be desired.
Newcastle lost 5-3 to Swanssa City, conceding four goals in the first half, with Good taken off at half-time.
Speaking prior to the game, Beardsley said he struggled for words when it came to the Australian, who has one international cap for his country.
He told the club's official website: "I can't imagine what he's been through, because I've never had any injuries of that magnitude and never really had a bad injury.
"I can't understand what he's going through and I try to help him, but you almost don't know what to say. He's had two years, and then he's hurt his calf, and it's been so frustrating for him.
"It'd be nice for him if he could just finish the season and then come the start of the season, he's ready to go."
Newcastle signed Good to a six-year contract when they bought him from Melbourne Heart, and there is still time for him to repay their investment in him.
The team suffering relegation to the Championship might be his best chance of actually making at at the club as the required standard would not be so high.
Even so, he will need to stay fit, and that is something the former Bradford City and Dundee United loanee has shown himself unable to do.